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FTC wants stronger rules on consumer data

Apr 2, 2014
FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez and a conversation about data security.
Posted In: FTC

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.
Posted In: Google, search engines, FTC, bing

FTC to investigate Google's Waze acquistion

Jun 24, 2013
If Google's acquisition of Waze is seen as purely anti-competitive, the Federal Trade Commission could break up the deal.
Posted In: Google, FTC, mobile apps

An old scam becomes new again: Bill-cramming scams are going mobile

Apr 18, 2013
Unauthorized charges for things like dating advice and horoscopes are making their way to more cell phone bills. And now the FTC is cracking down.
Posted In: Bill cramming, mobile phone, text messages, cell phone, FTC

FTC finds no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws

Jan 3, 2013
After a 19-month investigation, the Federal Trade Commission says it found no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws. The company has agreed to license essential patents for rivals' products.
Posted In: Google, FTC, Internet search

Google close to settlement with FTC

Dec 18, 2012
Google's expected deal with the Federal Trade Commission would end an investigation into whether the search engine steered Internet users to its own site.
Posted In: Google, FTC, anti-trust

When recommendations pay off online

Oct 3, 2012
A growing group of websites lets you cash in on your opinion.
Posted In: Pinterest, social networking, FTC

Google gets slammed with the biggest FTC fine ever

Aug 10, 2012
But will the smackdown change online tracking for Google or anyone else?
Posted In: Google, FTC, privacy, do not track, Robot Roundup

FTC proposes an update to ancient online law, COPPA

Aug 2, 2012
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act may get its first update since Mark Zuckerberg was a 15-year-old.
Posted In: privacy, FTC, coppa, apple, apps

FTC punishes debt collector

Jan 31, 2012
After a landslide of complaints, the FTC cracks down on “past-statue” practices.
Posted In: debt collection, FTC

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